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Passengers stuck in packed bullet trains due to power outage

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Wow! That sounds like so much fun, NOT! Glad I stayed home. It’s extremely quiet around the big smoke. Got the BBQ going for tonight’s entertainment.

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Well I walked around Yokohama today for relaxation. Unfortunately, Yokohama station was packed like rush hour even at lunch time as everyone was on there way. Hopefully it will be quieter the next few days.

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Those with ekiben's would have been the lucky ones. So always bring a spare drink and ekiben?

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Bummer! Fast train. Vacation. Power failure.

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When the Shinkansen fails, there's nothing else to do but bite the bullet.

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Did JR refund the "express" portion of the tickets?

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Flying is much better option. Faster and cheaper.

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One would think that the cause of the power outage would be covered in the story, given the magnitude of the impact.

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The little girl with the pink backpack is adorable AF.

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These forced vacations sadly seem worse than work for too many too often, glad I don't have to particpate in this madness!

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These forced vacations sadly seem worse than work for too many too often, glad I don't have to particpate in this madness!

Full agreement. Tokyo is much more pleasant when a large fraction of the population is somewhere else.

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I thought shinkansen was seats only ticketing, so how come the trains were packed?

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SerengozaApr. 28 10:34 pm JSTThe little girl with the pink backpack is adorable AF.

Good thing she is so young, and will probably forget this whole ordeal. I'm glad nobody had any serious medical problems from this.

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Peter14Apr. 28 05:04 pm JST

So always bring a spare drink and ekiben?

That's just common sense. I can't imagine a shinkansen ride without it.

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man id rather drink battery acid than brave those crowds, I mean youd need the vaction after just to recover from the stress of the crowds

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morrison_rmApr. 29 06:13 am JST

I thought shinkansen was seats only ticketing, so how come the trains were packed?

Shinkansen seats are not seats-only ticketing.

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